Why Are Evangelical Christians Supporting Donald Trump? The Same Reason They Support Mark Driscoll

In a political season that’s defied every expectation, one of the questions I still can’t quite wrap my head around is why evangelicals — who for so long have pushed the conservative line on social issues — are supporting someone like Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t have an anti-gay background (though he’s playing the part now), he praises Planned Parenthood (while condemning abortions), he says he doesn’t ask for forgiveness, he clearly doesn’t know the Bible, etc.

But evangelicals like the guy in significant numbers. 34% of them supported Trump in South Carolina, 28% felt the same in New Hampshire, and 22% agreed in Iowa.

What’s going on here?

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A Florida Mayor May Be Removed from Office After Satanist Points Out Numerous Ethical Violations

The Mayor of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Jean Robb, could be removed from office after the State Ethics Commission found “probably cause” that she misused her office to benefit her church.

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The “Common Core” Nanny Doesn’t Understand Subtraction

For the past few weeks, “Nanny” Melissa Strzala has been posting videos explaining Common Core methods for doing math… and, not surprisingly, she has no clue what she’s complaining about.

The most popular video, with more than 4,000,000 views on Facebook as of this writing, involves subtraction:

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Democrat on Phoenix (AZ) City Council Condemns LGBT Rights While Speaking to Local Pastors

Over the past couple of months, the Phoenix (Arizona) City Council has been mired in a debate about whether or not to keep invocations at their meetings. They’ve gone from an open invocation system, to one where speakers were pre-approved (to prevent The Satanic Temple from delivering the prayers), to a moment of silence, to an invocation delivered exclusively by Christian chaplains. It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Michael Nowakowski is one of the eight city council members who’s been involved in this debacle. He’s a Democrat who’s been an ally of the LGBT movement. He supported a non-discrimination ordinance in 2013. When a judge legalized same-sex marriage in the state, he supported it.

Good stuff, right?

And yet, when Nowakowski spoke to a group of pastors last month about the invocation prayer issue, he spoke about LGBT issues as if he were trying to earn the support of Ted Cruz‘s voter base.

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Christian Dad Advertises “26-Year-Old Virgin” Daughter for Marriage in Christianity Today

One Christian father seems to have taken parenting to extraordinary (and creepy) new heights in his efforts to see his daughter hitched.

Placing an ad (without his daughter’s knowledge or permission) in Christianity Today magazine, Stephen Stewart advertised a job listing for “son-in-law”:

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